Two men are facing a possibility of life in prison from an incident that occurred on or about Nov. 14 in Ford County.

Irvin D. Linsy, 37, and William J. Howard, Jr., 37, have been charged with a total of four felonies between them from the alleged incident.

According to Ford County Attorney Kevin Salzman, Linsy has been charged with attempted capital murder, which is an off-grid person felony, that carries a maximum penalty of a life sentence; aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, which is a severity level 7 person felony, with a possible senetence between 11 and 34 months in the Kansas Department of Corrections, and up to a $100,000 fine; interference with law enforcement, which is a severity level 9 nonperson felony, with a possible sentence between five and 17 months in the KDOC, and up to a $100,000 fine.

Howard has been charged with attempted capital murder only.

As this is an ongoing investigation, I will simply confirm at this time that these charges arise from an incident that is alleged to have occurred on or about Nov. 14," Salzman said. "Both Mr. Linsy and Mr. Howard are presumed innocent of the charges filed against them at this time."

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